Democrats are laying the whip to the foundations of our Republic. Those who represent us are either standing aside in mute obeisance or taking their beating in silence. What can be learned from the whimpers of the cowed, distant in the still?
Representative Ocasio-Cortez has laid down the law. The gauntlet has been thrown. The new leader of the Democrats has taken charge.
Moderate Democrats have been given notice. Voting in any way that represents your District, but does not represent the Democrat agenda, will result in being blacklisted. How will Jared Golden, who campaigned on standing up to his Party, respond?
Jared Golden voted against the gun control bill, even making a public statement that the bill did not reflect the will of his constituents. This prompted a swift rebuke from the new leader of Green Deals. Stepping out of the new green lock-step will find you on the Ocasio-Cortez naughty list.
There is an expectation, in a Republic, that the Representative should attempt to represent. Should a Representative speak to power in defense of those in his District? Not if the Democrat Party holds its sway over Golden.
Imagine in this Republic, being placed on a blacklist for attempting to represent your constituents. Imagine that Representative already too cowed and bullied to issue a public response, a rebuke for this travesty of overreach. Imagine no more! If you listen to the reality, you will hear the still and quiet that surrounds the silence that is Golden.
By Andy Torbett
There is an expectation in this Republic that the duly elected Representative of the people will represent the people. Not so for the voters of Congressional District 2 (CD2) in the state of Maine. As the freshman Representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has established herself as the standard bearer of the Democrat Party, Jared Golden, the freshman Representative from Maine who campaigned on standing up to his Party, is content to offer his silence as consent.
The Cortez inspired Green New Deal has Democrats breathless to get on board but when the citizens have voiced their opposition, Cortez’ response is “I’m in charge”, and “I’m the boss.” This flies in stark contradiction to the basic tenets of the Constitutional Republic. So we wait for Representative Golden to defend the Republic we hold dear in CD2, and yet, only silence.
The cost of the Green New Deal to every household is $650,000 to fund its $93 trillion price tag. Devastation lurks in the wings of Congress for personal economies. The Golden response is silence.
The regulations and mandates proposed by the Democrats New Deal would crush the economies and businesses all over CD 2. Cortez, the new leader of the Democrats, has a solution for the impending fiscal demise Democrats create, “Don’t have children.” Still, silence from Golden.
Since Jared Golden co-sponsored a bill with Chellie Pingree to funnel tax dollars into his campaign, Golden has done nothing to decry his Party’s careen over the fiscal cliff of insanity. He seems content to cower in the shadow of the Green New Deal. CD2 needs a voice to stand for them in Congress against this regulatory tyranny, but silence is Golden.